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6:25 AM ET, August 15, 2011

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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Steve, Please Buy Us A Carrier!  —  We're at the end of the 2011 iPhone 5 launch.  The demos went well; Steve Jobs has come back on stage to thank everyone and conclude the proceedings, “...but before you go, just One More Thing.  I'd like you to meet someone.”  And the CEO of Deutsche Telekom walks onstage.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Photos of a Prototype MacBook Pro with Integrated 3G Cellular Modem  —  One of the most requested features for Apple's MacBook Pro line has been for the integration of some sort of built-in 3G cellular data to allow for anywhere wireless connectivity.  MacBook Pro users presently need …
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Apple Bitch:   Prototype MacBook Pro With Integrated 3G Modem (Circa 2007) Appears On eBay
Zee / The Next Web:
Anonymous hacks SF's myBART website.  Thousands of names, addresses & numbers released.  —  Anonymous, the online hacktivist group, has released thousands of names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers believed to be from myBart.org, an independent site that uses BART's …
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BART Calls In Feds After Hack Exposes User Info, Another Cell Block Possible For Protest Monday  —  Previously: BART Braces For Anonymous-Organized Protest Monday  —  BART Defends Decision To Cut Off Cell Service After Civil Rights, FCC Concerns Raised  —  BART Officer Contradicts Spokesperson …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Pal Buddy Media Raises $54 Million  —  Facebook is worth anywhere from $50 billion to $100 billion.  Now Buddy Media, which helps advertisers manage their presence on the social network, is worth $500 million.  —  That's the valuation sources say the company earned in its most recent $54 million financing round.
David Murphy / PC Magazine:
Firefox 6 ‘Released’ Two Days Early  —  Itching to get your hands on the next major revision of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser?  The official release for Firefox 6 is scheduled for this Tuesday, but Mozilla has already thrown up the installation files on its FTP for industrious and impatient users to download and install.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Adobe debuts Muse, a no-code-required site builder  —  Adobe's targeting graphic designers with a new product codenamed Muse that aims to help them build working Web sites just like they'd design a prototype in one of the company's other design apps.  —  VIDEO  —  Your e-mail's been hacked: Now what?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
McAfee launches anti-theft mobile app for the iPhone  —  McAfee, one of the leaders in PC antivirus software, is launching a consumer-focused anti-theft app for the iPhone today.  The new McAfee WaveSecure allows users to protect their privacy and data in case their iPhones are lost or stolen.
Discussion: Business Wire and AllThingsD
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ups iPhone orders to 56M units for 2H11, iPhone 5 to be almost half  —  According to Digitimes, Apple has increased their second-half of 2011 iPhone orders to 56 million units from a previous goal of 50 million units.  These 56 million iPhones cover current and next-generation models …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Lion $69 USB stick enters Apple's inventory system, release is imminent  —  In early August we broke the news that Apple began selling OS X Lion USB sticks through AppleCare.  Now, Apple will likely begin selling these USB sticks sometime this week to the general public for $69.
Neal Gabler / New York Times:
The Elusive Big Idea  —  Neal Gabler is a senior fellow at the Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California and the author of “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.”  —  THE July/August issue of The Atlantic trumpets the “14 Biggest Ideas of the Year.”
Aliya Sternstein / Nextgov.com:
Administration issues far-reaching plan for building cyber workforce  —  The Obama administration on Friday released the first-ever roadmap for building a U.S. cybersecurity workforce and testing the government's success at raising public awareness of computer threats.
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Habit Labs Gets $250K To Turn Leading A Healthier Life Into A Game
Discussion: GeekWire
Max Eddy / Geekosystem:
Researchers Develop Remote, Real-Time Cell Phone Photo Search
Discussion: I Programmer News and Slashdot
Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Said Near $3B Purchase of Insight
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
‘London Riots Facial Recognition’ Vigilantes Abandon Their Project
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Fred Wilson / A VC:
On Porous Paywalls  —  Felix Salmon has a couple great posts …
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded MobileWorks Aims To Be A Hands-Off Mechanical Turk
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with Edgeworld and other Google+ games
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Geekosystem, Thanks:deantak
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What an iPad Looked Like in 1994 (Video)
Discussion: Master Feed and Computerworld
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Suspected Chinese spear-phishing attacks continue to hit Gmail users
Discussion: PC Magazine, contagio and The Register
Evgeny Morozov / Wall Street Journal:
Repressing the Internet, Western-Style
Discussion: Epicenter and Daily Patricia